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Research groups

Sebastien Callens


UKRI Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sebastien Callens is currently a UKRI Postdoctoral Research Fellow (MSCA) in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) and the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, working in the group of Prof. Dame Molly Stevens (previously at Imperial College London). His work centres around studying and leveraging cell-material interactions for tissue engineering applications. He was previously a Rubicon Research Fellow (NWO, The Netherlands) in the same group, working primarily on bone tissue engineering. Prior to starting his postdoc, he completed his PhD (cum laude) in Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics at TU Delft in the Netherlands, under supervision of Prof. Amir A. Zadpoor. His PhD work focussed on bone tissue engineering, covering topics such as cell-geometry interactions, parametric scaffold design, and origami-based biomaterial fabrication. Sebastien also holds a BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering from TU Delft. Sebastien has a multidisciplinary computational and experimental engineering background, which spans areas such as high-resolution fabrication and imaging, cell culture, finite element analysis, applied geometry, and quantitative image processing. His research interests include tissue engineering, biomaterials design, biomechanics, mechanobiology, and biofabrication.